Throughout Adelaide Hoodless's life she has made many contributions to Canada. One of the major ones was that she organized the first school for women, Household Science School, which opened in September 1895 (Adelaide Hunter Hoodless 1875-1910, n.d. pg.1). She believed that it was unfair only boys could go on to higher standards while girls had to stay home and do household work all day. So with this, Adelaide also became the co-founder of many organizations such as the National Council of Women (NCW), Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) (Stamp, 03/25/08, pg.1). She also nationalized the Young Women’s Christian Association also known as Y.W.C.A and was the founder of Women’s Institutes (ibib).
In 1832 her family moved to America where she became an avid abolitionist throughout her late childhood and early adulthood. In 1836 her father’s sugar refinery burned down and in 1838 her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in an attempt to re-establish the business, unfortunately three weeks after their move Samuel died from Bilary Fever. Pressed financially after her father’s death Elizabeth and her three sisters started a school for Young Girls. In 1894 her sister Anna, helped Elizabeth acquire a teaching job paying $400 a year in Henderson, Kentucky. In 1856 Blackwell adopted Katherine “Kitty” Barry a Scottish Orphan.
As well, the government did not track Natives from Newfoundland and Labrador because they were not part of Canada at the time. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that about 4,000 Native Canadians participated in the First World War, many serving with distinction. In all, more than 50 decorations were awarded to Native fighters for their contributions to the war. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Elders and Indian soldiers Members of the File Hills Indian Colony joined the 68th Battalion (Regina). Their parents, in traditional garb, posed for this photograph before the soldiers left for England.
Biography of Laura Secord [pic] (from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online at Libraries and Archives Canada) INGERSOLL, LAURA (Secord), heroine; b. 13 Sept. 1775 in Great Barrington, Mass., eldest daughter of Thomas Ingersoll and Elizabeth Dewey; d. 17 Oct. 1868, at Chippawa (Niagara Falls, Ont.). When Laura Ingersoll was eight, her mother died, leaving four little girls. Her father remarried twice and had a large family by his third wife. In the American War of Independence, Ingersoll fought on the rebel side, but in 1795 he immigrated to Upper Canada where he had obtained a township grant for settlement.
He went to school for accounting, and became an accountant in New York City. They had seven children together: Margret, Andy, Michelle, Elizabeth, Harry, Matthew, and Clarice. When Mrs. Trane retired from Broadway, they moved to Rochester, New York and settled in the small community of Weatherly Hills. Ten years later, Mr. Trane died of a stroke. Mrs. Trane was an active member of her church.
More than sixteen years have passed since the initial publication of In Search of April Raintree. Because it has been used as teaching text in junior and senior high schools and for university-level undergraduate and graduate courses in literature, women's studies, and Native studies, the story is well known. Due to their parents' alcohol abuse, Cheryl and April Raintree, two Metis sisters growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, are separated from each other and their family. Life in a variety of foster homes is typified by neglect, ill treatment, and shame at their Native heritage. Throughout much of the narrative, Cheryl maintains pride in her ancestry, but early on, April decides to deny her Native self as much as is possible.
Baker's book is a great memoir. He tells the story of his childhood growing up in the Depression, which takes him from a rural Virginia shack without electricity or running water to stark poverty in Belleville, New Jersey; and Baltimore, where his widowed mother must rely on the charity of family members to feed the family. Baker, born in 1925, frames the story with his 84-year-old mother's lapse into dementia at a nursing home, which has untethered her from the present and drops her into random points in her life. One day he comes to see her and is met with the question "where's Russell?" In her mind, she'd become a young mother again with a three-year-old boy and a younger sister.
Her mother was to be the sole-provider for the family when her father, the successful lawyer, left the family in 1907. As if dealing with polio were not enough to handle, Dorothea, her younger brother Martin, and her mother were soon forced to move in with Dorothea’s grandmother. At the age of
The Backwoods of Canada by Catherine Parr Traill is a collection of letters that tells of Mrs. Traill’s immigration from Scotland to Canada in the 1830s. Mrs. Traill leaves Scotland with her husband, a former British Army officer, to find freedom and a new life. These letters written to her mother tell of the hardships she comes across as well as the hopes and dreams she has for the future. The Backwoods of Canada shows that immigration changes Catherine from a privileged middle class woman to a hard working Canadian. This book also tells us that although Canada has changed from the 1830s, it still remains a place of freedom and hard workers.
H Nguyen ENGL 201 Dr. Matthew Roth Final Paper Closure, Suspense and Surprise in Dog Heaven Published in 1989 on The New Yorker, Dog Heaven is an interesting short story by Stephanie Vaughn. The narrator recalls events of 24 years back, when her father earned a living working as an Army officer in charge of the missile batteries at Fort Niagara, where her family used to reside. She was one of a small group of Army kids at the Lewiston-Porter Central School along the American-Canadian border. She had a close friend named Sparky Smith, whose family also lived on the base. Two days before leaving Fort Niagara her family took their beloved dog, Duke, fourteen miles from the post to Charlie Battery and left him with the sargeant.